Just one day after the boy band made headlines for a claim they made about touring with the pop star, her rep has released a statement shutting down their allegations.
It all started Monday with a New York radio station interview. The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran dished about hitting the road with Spears back in November 2011, claiming, “I was in the hallway with my tour manager. Basically, we were looking with a laptop, trying to get WiFi … facing the middle of the hallway. [Britney’s] bouncers came down with her and told us to face the wall … We turned around and I faced a wall for about 10 seconds until she got really far away.”
Spears’ camp, it seems, isn’t taking their allegations lightly. In a statement to MTV News, her rep shut down the boy bander’s account of the events. “What’s even more interesting than the false allegations they made is the fact that they have claimed to be picked on by two female pop stars in just a few days,” the rep said. “Look out, Lady Gaga — there are still three days left this week.”
Well, Brit’s camp should take note that one of the guys from the Wanted, in the same interview, attempted to do some damage control. Jay McGuiness added, “But, honestly, when we actually met her person to person, she was so down to earth. You can tell she’s a total Southern girl, and Nathan [Sykes], when he was a kid, won a singing competition. She was one of the judges or something, and she gave him a kiss. It was one of his first kisses as a kid. So, he got to meet her again and support her.”
That warmer sentiment was one they also shared with MTV News just a week ago, when they sat down with us to premiere their “Chasing the Sun” video . “She’s lovely as well. We haven’t really met people who aren’t very nice, and Britney was just very, very nice,” Sykes said of his teen dream. “She was kind of what you’d expect her to be: very happy and American.” And, Parker said even though her bodyguards were kind of scary, Britney had “lovely teeth.”
It wasn’t the first time the guys publicly criticized an experience with a female pop star. Although they’ve since apologized for it (sort of), Tom Parker had said that when they stopped by “The Voice,” Christina Aguilera was “ a total bitch .” “She might not be a bitch in real life, but to us, she was a total bitch. She just sat there and didn’t speak to us. Wouldn’t even look at us.”